About Me

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.” -Descartes

Books have significantly changed my life for the better. They have given me the opportunity to sit at the feet of the world’s most brilliant thinkers to learn about business, history, leadership, and communication. I love applying these learnings to my life and my work.

My free time is spent reading loads of books, playing sports with friends, and going out on weekly date nights with my beautiful wife.

My hope is that you and I can share insights on business books through this blog. Feel free to comment with your own thoughts and recommendations. I’d love to hear them!

You’ll notice that I give strong reviews to the vast majority of books I review. That’s because the purpose of this blog is largely to share awesome books–not terrible ones. Just like you, I occasionally read books that I don’t particularly enjoy. However, I don’t think it’s worth your time or mine to post a review just to tear into a book. If you want to see someone rip into a book and critique its author’s writing style, check out the NY Times or your local hipster independent paper. If you are interested in hearing about business books you may actually enjoy, make yourself at home on this site.

Thanks for checking out my site. I hope you enjoy it and stumble upon useful information to guide your next reading selection.

-Bobby Powers
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4 thoughts on “About Me

    • Great point, Jen.

      I used the Amazon Associates links on my old book blog site, but I strayed away from it on this site. I’ll look into doing that again or at least putting links in for the books. I appreciate you checking out the site!


  1. Bobby,

    Hard question for you… If I were to read one business book, what would you recommend? Could be leadership based, real estate, etc… Also, can you text me your address so I can send you your book?

    You’re awesome!



    • Tough question indeed, Cody!

      If I could only pick one, I’d say “Crucial Conversations” by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should. It’s a book that taught me a lot about assuming positive intent in my interactions with others. Everyone has their own story, and we should seek to understand what facts the other person is viewing that led them to a different opinion than ours.

      If you’d like to get a quick taste of the book, check out my review at https://businessbookreviewer.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/crucial-conversations. Anything you’ve read recently (any genre) that you’d recommend?


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